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Akutô (1965)

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A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops.

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The ship Kaijin Maru is left adrift after losing all means of navigation in a storm. The four people on the ship are becoming increasingly desperate as food and water run out.

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Stars: Taiji Tonoyama, Nobuko Otowa, Kei Satô
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Drama
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When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, a woman plots revenge against him.

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Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Hideo Kanze, Meg Flower
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After leaving high school, Michio Yamada (Norio Nagayama in the real life incidents) becomes involved in the shudan shushoku, a post-war Japanese government work program which involves ... See full summary »

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Stars: Daijirô Harada, Nobuko Otowa, Keiko Torii
Drama | Horror
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Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai.

Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kei Satô
Drama | War
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Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.

Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Osamu Takizawa, Masao Shimizu
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Tamiko is a divorced mother with a seriously ill son, struggling to save him and give both a sense of their existence. She lives with her mother and brother, but will marry a man older than... See full summary »

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Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Haruko Sugimura, Homizu Aratani
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Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Stars: Hideki Gôko, Itsuo Watanabe, Makoto Miyagawa
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The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto
Stars: Pîtâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshimi Jô
Drama | Romance | War
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Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife ... See full summary »

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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

Director: Kaige Chen
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong
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Jijyu
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Kanze
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Moronao
Isao Kimura ...
Shioya Hangan
Jûkichi Uno ...
Kenko
Kôji Takahashi ...
Yakushiji
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Sanjonomori Soson
Kentarô Kaji
Eimei Esumi ...
Ohira
Masaharu Wazawa
Shôji Ôki
Kiyoto Harada
Kôji Shimizu ...
Saburo Yawata
Kanta Mori
Atsuko Kawaguchi
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Possibly the best I've seen from Shindo
31 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Everyone knows Kaneto Shindo from his horror classics 'Kuroneko' and 'Onibaba' and although they're both undoubtedly great films, I've been more impressed by his lesser-known works, like 'Wolf' and 'Human' and now, 'A Scoundrel,' which could be the greatest of the lot. Set in the war-torn 14th century, the film concerns the governor of a province whose chamberlain (the phenomenal Nobuko Otowa, Shindo's wife) tells him of a woman she knew in the Royal court whose beauty could tear a nation apart. The foreshadowing is not so subtle. 'A Scoundrel' was co-written by Shindo and Japan's beloved Junichiro Tanizaki (an author who has not impressed me much, although I've only read very little), and is at once humorous, suspenseful, gruesome, and absolutely fascinating.


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